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Anne Frank: Diary, Life & Legacy with Gillian Perry


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In this time of distance from our friends and family, we can perhaps draw solace from thinking about the wartime teenage diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank. This lecture will cover how Anne Frank coped with her two-year isolation whilst in hiding from the Nazis, facing the possibility of arrest and certain death every minute of the day.

We'll learn how the lives of many have been affected by Anne Frank's journal words. From Nelson Mandela and Audrey Hepburn to others in some of the world's most turbulent and violent regions, this diary has helped in breaking down long-held prejudicial views. Learning about Anne Frank has also made a dramatic impact on British prisoners, many of whom gained a greater perspective on their grievances against society thanks to Anne's story. Gillian will also describe the significant change Anne's diary has made to millions of teenagers who have faced adolescent social problems and have succeeded in raising their ambition and aspirations thanks to learning Anne Frank's story.

Led by the co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK, Gillian Perry, this interactive seminar will explore the life and legacy of Anne Frank and her influence on ideas and people around the globe. Designed to educate, participants may come away with a changed perspective on this remarkable story.

Gillian Walnes Perry was the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Anne Frank Trust UK. The Trust was set up in 1990, along with family and friends of Mr. Otto Frank. When Gillian retired in 2016 the Trust had a staff of 35, taking educational programs to combat prejudice and discrimination to schools, prisons, and communities in all parts of the UK.

Gillian now lectures on the life and legacy of Anne Frank, as well as other social history topics, in the UK, the US and other parts of the world. She also acts as an ambassador and advisor to the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in the USA. She has spoken at the United Nations in New York, 10 Downing Street and most recently the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock Arkansas. Her first book, ‘The Legacy of Anne Frank’ was published in 2018.

In 2010 Gillian was awarded an MBE (Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty The Queen for her work in education.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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